AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a major manufacturer of CPUs and graphics cards.

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How to get AMD Catalyst working on Arch x86_64

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 with AMD's hybrid "PowerXpress" graphics. The integrated graphics card is (if I understand it correctly) integrated with the i7-3612QM processor, and the discrete ...
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Linux AMD-FX 8350 temperature monitoring

I’m trying to get the CPU temperature for my AMD-FX8350 on Debian Squeeze. I ran sensors-detect and then sensors, but I only get my motherboard sensors (it8720-isa-0228). There are three temperature ...
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AMD Catalys Control Center only shows CPU & doesn't seem so install graphics driver on Windows 8

I recently noticed some performance issues after moving to Windows 8 and saw that the Catalyst Control Center wasn't working (didn't update it after upgrading to Windows 8). Whenever i manually open ...
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Reinitialize GPU on RADEON HD 7970 under linux

I have got a RADEON HD 7970 sapphire on Debian Squeeze. Since I often use it with running GPU codes, sometimes the performances highly decrease as I test it with "glxgears" tool (I get only 20 FPS in ...
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AMD FX Series: 8 cores or 8 threads in 4 cores?

I've looked at FX-8XXX series processors on Windows, and they show as 4 core, dual-threaded processors. (4 cores w/ 2 threads per core) The processors are advertised as 8-core. Do they actually have ...
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How does one calculate voltages for overclocking? [closed]

So, all I know is voltage and clock have something to do with each other. Unstable if too low voltage Too high voltage, and too much heat. or higher voltage + lower clock may heat less than that ...
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Why does my monitor flicker until I change resolution?

I have one Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5 Graphics card in my computer. Everything used to work great. One day my friend and I flipped the switch on it to enable overclocking and I overclocked for ...
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Hardware error messages from syslogd

I have a 64-core AMD server running CEntOS on which I was running a long job. In the midst of the output, I see these lines. It appears to be a memory error. How severe is this and what exactly does ...
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Cannot access all of the graphics card memory

I have a ATI Sapphire Radeon HD5830, and I successfully installed the AMD control panel on Linux Debian Wheezy. When I use lspci -vs 04:00.0 I get this output: 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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How can I find a list of all SSE instructions? What happens if a CPU doesn't support SSE?

So I've been reading about how processors work. Now I'm on the instructions (SSE, SSE2, etc) stuff. (Which is pretty interesting). I have lot of questions (I've been reading this stuff on Wikipedia): ...
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Is better to buy one Radeon HD 7970 or two Radeon HD 7870? [closed]

The first one cost $400 and the second $200 each one. My computer has a intel ivy bridge i7 processor and 8gb of ram. I want to play games and 3d renderings. What combination is better? 7970 7870 ...
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How to remove the black borders after installing Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 on my PC and now only 80% of the screen is used. There is a black border around my screen. I own a Acer Predator G3610 with AMD Radeon HD 7670 and a 1920 x 1080 Acer monitor ...
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ATI / AMD HIS HD 7870 Graphics card fan speed below 16% / 20% 26%

I bought a AMD / ATI HIS HD 7870 to replace my old HD 4870. I noticed that the fan speed does not scale with the temperature: The fan speed does not get below 28% (read from catalyst / automatic fan ...
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Run AMD Rana 455 CPU without retention bracket securing the heat sink?

I just recently got a 3.3GHz AMD Rana 455 CPU to replace an old X2, but one of the clips on the retention bracket broke off. I have another one ordered, but in the meantime I have some work I need to ...
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Explorer constantly hanging

So I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) an AMD 8150 on an Asus Crosshair V motherboard with all the latest and greatest patches, and I am experiencing frequent Explorer freezes. I've included the ...
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Overclocking the E-350 APU on Linux

Is there any way to over/underclock or change the voltages of the AMD E-350 APU on Linux?
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2 X Graphic cards bridged with CrossFire and 2 Monitors with DVI

Just got new pc with 2 x Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7850 cards that are bridged using the included CrossFireX/SLI connector. I have 2 monitors that are exactly the same, and they both have vga connectors ...
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Upgrading the CPU on a Gateway MT6450 Laptop

I have an old Gateway MT6450 laptop which shipped with an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 processor; the CPU has the following specs: dual-core 1600 MHz clock speed 31 W TDP Socket S1 I located a Phenom II ...
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WHQL AMD Readeon HD 5770 Drivers? [closed]

Are there WHQL Drivers available for the AMD Radeon HD 5770? I've been trying to play video in Windows 8 apps for months, and it doesn't work because I don't have WHQL drivers. I tried searching ...
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Catalyst Control Center overscan settings periodically reset

My Radeon HD4670 graphics card powers 2 monitors. The monitor with the HDMI connection is scaled down and looks ugly. So I have to set it to Overscan 0% in the Catalyst Control Center and then it ...
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ATI Radeon Drivers works with which linux distribution and version?

I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 graphics card. Almost every new linux distribution seems to have an issue with it, when i install the drivers. Working without utilizing the graphics card leaves me ...
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Super slow OpenGL graphics on AMD 760G/SB710 chipset motherboard

I have a Biostar A780L3L motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Drawing even very few and very simple 2D objects using OpenGL runs ridiculously slow (1 fps). I assume there are no hardware OpenGL ...
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Can I use both Radeon HD 4xxx and HD 6xxx?

Recently AMD pushed HD 4xxx drivers to "Legacy" version of their Catalyst driver package. New version of Catalyst that is required for HD 6xxx no longer has those drivers. Now I can install legacy ...
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AMD media foundation hardware decoders and encoders

I use the K-lite mega codec pack. I guess AMD's are the same as k-lite, but I'm truly really unsure. Should I install it together with K-lite? Sincerely, I don't know what is it. I have searched at ...
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How to install ATI Radeon 3650 driver on Windows 8 RTM, pre-release?

Windows 8 comes with an AMD/ATI driver, but it fails at openGL. (Well, and at 3D too.) So I wanted to install an official AMD driver, but it's not that simple. AMD dropped the support for ...
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How do the cores in an AMD Bulldozer module compare to Intel HTT virtual cores and two separate cores, in terms of multitasking performance?

This question is basically an extension of Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core, What's the Difference? The Bulldozer-based AMD FX processors are marketed as having four, six, or eight cores, but ...
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Possible capacitor plague - need help identifying

I've been having some PC power issues lately, and I think I've tracked it down to a bad power supply. Lately, when I'm on my PC it will often restart without warning, displaying "Hypertransport sync ...
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Which heatsink size/socket fits on an AMD E350 Zacate?

I have the Jetway NC85-E350-LF which comes with a tiny fan. For reasons unknown to me yet the CPU of this board runs very hot during simple operations. I've read that idle temperatures around 45C are ...
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Display drivers have stopped responding and has recovered

I recently purchased this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1723935&CatId=7182 I installed it and started experiencing some serious problems. When i do ...
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HDMI Audio Lower than Computer Audio

I have two outputs for Audio. One is an audio jack on my monitor that uses HDMI and the other is the built in audio in the computer. I have noticed that audio on the computer is much louder than the ...
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Sudden Shut down

My system has been experiencing unexpected shutdowns. I can't find any errors in my OS, and i have the same issues with Ubuntu. On occasion the system itself is running and the monitor shuts itself ...
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How can I reinstall my AMD 880g/sb850 usb driver?

I have the Asus M4A88TD-M Evo motherboard with the AMD 880g/sb850 chipset and I wanted to use AHCI mode. I activated it in the BIOS and made a change to the Windows 7 registry and I got it working. I ...
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Instructions per cycle value of AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE [closed]

Does anyone know correct 'instructions per cycle' value for AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4171 HE?
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AMD Phenom II core speed keeps going up and down, cool & quiet is off

I have an AMD Phenom II X4 955 that keeps going up and down between 800mhz and 3.2ghz. The multiplier also goes up and down between 4x and 16x. It does this several times a second regardless of load ...
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Third Monitor (Mini Display Port, Display Port)

I have got a Hd 6950(2x minidisplay port 2x DVI port 1x HDMI port) graphic cards. And I have got a three monitor. I want to active it all. I learned to need an active minidisplay port to vga or ...
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Will a Win7 RAID drop less then at fakeraid?

Up till recently I was using a 5 disk, 2TB, Raid-0 without any problems. However I added another drive bringing it up to 6 disks. Now the Raid drops and I have to reboot Windows to get it back. This ...
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What is the difference between the unified cores in NVIDIA and AMD GPUs? [closed]

I have an AMD 6770m (with 480 unified cores) and my friend has Nvidia gt 555m (with 144 unified cores). Hardware wise 555m is inferior to 6770m but still in performance they both are almost the same. ...
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Multiple Graphics cards - Non Multi-Display Setup

Is it possible for me to utilize the processing capabilities of multiple graphics cards, even if I'm only using one monitor? I recently bought a new AMD graphics card, fairly top of the line. I also ...
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Upgrading my AMD Processor - is a higher bus speed safe?

I'm trying to upgrade my AMD processor to a better model, my motherboard specs say the processor has to be 89 watts or less and supports a bus speed of up to 2000 Mhz. The processors I'm looking at ...
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Multiple Settings for One Monitor

I have my monitor set to the way I like it, it shows colors accurately and not overly bright (white doesn't blind me). However I edit photos for the web and this is great for my screen but I have ...
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Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux

I run Fedora (currently version 16, but this problem has been around a while) and occasionally when I switch virtual terminals (VTs) the new VT shows a corrupted version of some data that was ...
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Are there significant problems with the AMD FX Bulldozer processors? [closed]

I'm considering buying one, because of the great price. Though the advertised specs and features are enough to more than justify the price, some reviews and benchmarks I've read have a very 'mixed' ...
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Quad Core vs 8 Core [closed]

I am looking at a couple of computers. Both are AMD processor but one has an A8 Quad Core and the other has an FX 8 Core Processor and the rest of the specs are basically the same. With that said: ...
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How to find my Windows OS is x64 or ia64?

Let me explain the scenario. While I scan many executables in my windows director with ProtectionID, I had to scan Windows Explorer. And the results or given below. Scanning -> ...
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Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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What can I do to resolve low FPS problems on AMD Graphics?

Two days ago I bought Hp dv6t with Radeon 7690m xt. When I run cpu and gpu benchmark on Cinebench 11.5, I got 5.01 cpu and 48.16 FPS for gpu. After I installed updates from HP notification center, ...
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required powersupply for AMD Radeon HD 7950?

From AMD site the required powersupply for 7950 is 500W. http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/7000/7950/Pages/radeon-7950.aspx#2 whereas when using custom configurator in ibuypower.com ...
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AMD hardware design specifics: why slower at “numerical” tasks?

I was hoping to ask this question in a way that doesn't get me downvoted or labelled as a troll! I have an imac i7, and a home built pc with a phenom II X4 @ 3.4 Ghz (both with about the same amount ...
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Replaced CPU and black screen but no beep?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a GIGABYTE GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 2.0) motherboard. Recently when trying to clean my AMD Phenom II X 4 CPU, I dropped it and broke some pins. I have now brought a ...
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What should I look for in a processor? [closed]

What are the facts I need to consider before buying a new processor ? As there are [for example] 3.2 GhZ Intel I3 / Core 2 Duo / P4 / equivalent AMD. I'll buy a new processor and my budget is ...